Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Babe in Boyland Excellent YA chick-lit comedy

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: February 17, 2011
Publisher: Dial
Pages: 304
Source: Copy from Author
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Natalie writes an advice column for the school newspaper under a pseudonym, and though the students love her column, her editor and his assistant treat her like a joke. Her pride on the line, Natalie decides to write a truly significant piece of investigative journalism in order to win an important writing contest to prove her worth as a writer. She goes undercover dressed as a male, calling herself Nat, as she infiltrates an all-boys school with the help of a brilliant preteen hacker.

This is a fast, entertaining and often very funny read. I love the heroine's sharp, snarky voice and, in general Natalie is an engaging heroine with a lot of spunk. There is a terrific romantic interest who is very sympathetic.

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Heroine: 5

Subcharacters: 5

Writing: 5

Comedy Plot: 5

Romantic Plot: 5

Overall: 5




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